Saturday, June 30, 2018

Giveaway: Wall-E Mug + Starbucks Gift Card

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Wall-e by entering to win this cute Wall-e mug plus a $20 Starbucks gift card! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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Enchanted Tiki Room Funko Pop 55th Anniversary Set Unboxing

Take a look at the Disney Theme Park Exclusive Enchanted Tiki Room Funko Pop Set!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp proves that Big Things Come In Small Packages

After two epic Marvel movie releases this year, that were heavy on drama, with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, Ant-Man and The Wasp brings us a smaller movie. While it is indeed a smaller film, it also no less important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will pave the way into next years Avengers 4.

This will be some spoilers in this review.

Ant-Man and The Wasp picks up a few years after the events of Captain America: Civil War. We learn what Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has been up during that time. And as Ant-Man's involvement in any of the Marvel films has shown us, Ant-Man is most enjoyable when he is surrounded by others much more capable than he is. The main goal of the film isn't even Ant-Man's but something that he is simply helping with.

The lightheartedness of Ant-Man and The Wasp is the breather we needed after such heavy drama in the last two Marvel films. The humor hits on so many levels whether it is character interaction or even in the action sequences.

We start off in the past as Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) retells the sacrifice his wife Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) makes in a scene we saw in Ant-Man. Hank believes that there is a chance that his wife is still alive since Scott returned from the quantum realm when Hank originally didn't believe that anyone could return from there. Scott is recruited to help get Janet back but he is on house arrest as part of his plea bargain he made for his role in Germany that was a direct violation of the Sokovia Accords.

Randall Park is FBI Agent Jimmy Woo who is trying to keep tabs on Scott while also trying to find Hank and Hope who are fugitives from the law for creating the tech that helped Scott become Ant-Man. Meanwhile Hank and Hope are busy putting together a "quantum tunnel" to find Janet. Here the plot thickens as both black market dealer Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins) and Ghost (Hannh John-Kamen) want the tunnel for their own purposes. Also, Hank's one time colleague, Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne) comes into play to help Hank with the tunnel. Plus, Luis (Michael Pena) and the rest of the crew are back for an added level of humor as well.

The men get the majority of the better one-liners here but the women steal the show. Ghost is a stunning and at times terrifying villain, Janet shines in her brief on-screen time and The Wasp shows that she is worthy of being in the title of a Marvel film.

The action is fast and fierce. The sight gags of being able to have people and vehicles change sizes at the most unexpected times will keep you on your toes. The chemistry between Scott and Hope brings us the buddy/romantic comedy genre into the MCU fold. And not like I need to tell you to stay through the credits but one of the two post-credit scenes will leave you counting down the days until you can see Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 next year.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

DVD Review: Big Hero 6 The Series - Back in Action! Arrives on Disney DVD June 26!

Big Hero 6: The Series - Back In Action brings the first seven episodes from the first season as well as the 44-minute pilot movie to DVD. The series, currently airing on the Disney Channel, picks up right where the movie left off! 

Hiro begins classes at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and re-assembles Baymax. Fred wants to get the group back together again. Wasabi, Go Go and Honey Lemon only want to continue their education and do not want to use their abilities and gadgets to take down criminals. But a mysterious criminal group appears and the group decides to spring back into action and save the city!

While the animation style has changed from computer animation to hand drawn "anime" style animation, the action is just as intense as ever! And even cooler, most of the original voice cast is back! Even Stan Lee is back as the voice of Fred's father! 

The series is just as fun as the original movie and you will watch the episodes over and over again!

Big Hero 6: The Series - Back In Action features the first seven episodes from the first season:

Baymax Returns
Issue 188
Big Roommates 2
Food Fight
Muirahara Woods
Failure Mode
Fred's Bro-Trillion

There are also six bonus shorts that appeared on the Disney Channel's YouTube channel.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vehicle Review: 2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco - Disneyland and Food Adventures!

It's time for another vehicle review and this time it is the 2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO. The Eco is for economy and let's see if the vehicle delivers in terms of fuel economy and in value. The base features include 15-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android auto capabilities, heated front seats, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, HD and satellite radio, hands-free trunk, blind-spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera.

Of course I am heading out to Disneyland as we welcome back Pirates of the Caribbean back with some changes to the auction scene!

Time to hop in the driver's seat! The seat is large and comfortable!

The cabin is spacious! All the displays are large and bright with all of the controls easily within reach.

Lots of legroom in the back!

My friend Stephanie and I went to Disneyland to check out the changes to Pirates of The Caribbean and on our way we ran into this guy! He was wondering why the rum was gone!

Giveaway: Mickey Mouse Americana Mug

Enter to win this awesome Mickey Mouse Americana Mug and a $20 Starbucks gift card just in time for the 4th of July! This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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“Finally, every single character from the first issue of ‘Avengers’ is here on the big screen.” Watch this brand new featurette for Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp. In theaters July 6.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018


Stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are the first Marvel Super Heroes to travel to Taiwan for a special Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP fan event. The National Theater and Concert Hall hosted as the backdrop for this first-ever event, where Rudd and Lilly enthusiastically greeted excited fans. 

Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens in U.S. theaters on July 6.


Stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are the first Marvel Super Heroes to travel to Taiwan for a special Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP fan event. The National Theater and Concert Hall hosted as the backdrop for this first-ever event, where Rudd and Lilly enthusiastically greeted excited fans.

Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens in U.S. theaters on July 6.

Giveaway: Rose Gold Backpack from Disneyland

Enter to win the new rose gold backpack from Disney Parks! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Disney's Live-Action “Dumbo” — Teaser Trailer and Poster

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), “Dumbo” flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Disneyland's Pirates of The Caribbean New Figure

Take a look at a surprise new figure in Disneyland's Pirates of The Caribbean attraction.

Incredibles 2 Review - One of Pixar's Best Sequels

It's been 14 years since Director Brad Bird introduced us to his family of superheroes and since then we have become surrounded by superheroes from various studios.

Does Incredibles 2 hold it's own in the likes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Let's find out as we review Incredibles 2!

The movie opens literally right after the original ends. If you have seen the sneak peek at Disney California Adventure, you get the first 10 minutes of the film. We see our heroes, the Parr family take on The Underminer! And just like that we thrown into the action!

As we know from the first film, superheroes are illegal but enter a tycoon Winston Deavor who wants to see superheroes legal again.

Helen is chosen to lead the campaign to bring superheroes back while Bob is left to take care of the household.

What follows is an engaging story full of heart and family. While we have waited 14 years for this sequel, Incredibles 2 easily ranks as not only one of Pixar's best movies, but one of the best superhero movies ever! The movie not only lives up to the hype of the original but surpasses it in several ways. For one, the humor level far exceeds that of the original. Jack Jack and Edna Mode easily steal the show. Second, the action is far more intense with bigger stakes. With the main characters all established, the action scenes will leave you on the edge of your seat. Third, there is a lot more depth to the overall story. They explore the superhero genre in ways that not even Marvel has yet to explore.

Pixar crafts one of the best films, animated or otherwise of the year and can only be summed up in one word, incredible!

Incredibles 2 opens in theaters June 15th, 2018.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Take a look at the character poster of Scott Lang played by Paul Rudd. 


Take a look at the character poster of Hope van Dyne played by Evangeline Lilly. 


Take a look at the character poster of Dr. Hank Pym played by Michael Douglas. 


Take a look at the character poster of Janet van Dyne played by Michelle Pfeiffer. 


Take a look at the character poster of Ghost played by Hannah John-Kamen. 


Take a look at the character poster of Dr. Bill Foster played by Laurence Fishburne.

Snacking In The Parks: Mickey Mouse Sundae from Clarabelle's in ToonTown

Head to ToonTown to get this super cute Mickey Mouse Sundae! Look at the cup it comes in too! There is also a Minnie Mouse version as well!

You have your choice of vanilla, chocolate or swirl soft serve frozen yogurt. Oreos, mini chocolate chips and a candy bowtie complete Mickey!

The sundae is $7.99 for either Mickey or Minnie and is available at Clarabelle's in ToonTown!

Giveaway: Edna Mode Mug and Saucer Set

Celebrating the Incredibles 2 with this awesome Edna Mode mug and saucer set plus a $20 Starbucks gift card! This giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Snacking In The Parks: Mich-Helado from Clarabelle's on Buena Vista Street

One of the most popular drinks in Disney California Adventure Park is the michelada that you can find at the beverage stand near Monster's Inc. and over at Bayside Brews in the Pier area.

But now you can also get a Mich-Helado at Clarabelle's Hand=Scooped Ice Cream on Buena Vista Street. It is an amber lager with a spiced tomato and lime sorbet on a stick with house-made tamarindo sauce and chili-lime seasoning! Not sure how long it will stay on the menu so hurry and try one now!

Snacking In The Parks: UP House Donut for Pixar Fest

Take a look at this beautiful Pixar UP House Donut now available at the Coffee Cart next to Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland! This is the latest Pixar UP themed donut as Pixar Fest continues at The Disneyland Resort until September 3rd!

It is a plain bar donut with a white chocolate UP house and candy coated chocolate for the balloons! The donuts are fresh made every day until they sell out!

“Incredibles 2” World Premiere Photos

Hosted by Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre tonight, the red-carpet event welcomed filmmakers and voice talent, including Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huckleberry Milner, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson, Sophia Bush, John Ratzenberger, Jere Burns, Brad Bird (writer/director), John Walker (producer), Nicole Paradis Grindle (producer), Michael Giacchino (composer). Special guests included Allison Holker & Stephen Boss, Kerrie Walsh Jennings, Jana Kramer, Mario Lopez, Molly Sims, Patton Oswalt & Meredith Salenger, Pete Wenz, Tiffani Thiessen, Wiz Khalifa. From ABC: Aubrey Anderson Emmons, Jason George, Marcus Scribner. Disney Channel: Caitlin Reagan, DeVore Ledridge, Elie Samouhi, Ethan Wacker, Madison Hu, Maxwell Simkins, Olivia Rodrigo, Marieve Herington, Sarah-Nicole Robles, Milo Manheim, Jenna Ortega. Domee Shi, director of Pixar’s new short “Bao,” was also on hand, alongside “Bao” producer Becky Neiman-Cobb and composer Toby Chu.

Sponsors of the world premiere include The American Egg Board, Alaska Airlines, ADT, Best Western, Bounty, Frigo Cheese Heads, Juicy Juice and Kleenex Brand.